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RE: Best Fries? 2005/03/17 21:57:12 (permalink)
With some Salt or Ketchup They're not bland at all !!!
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/03/17 22:06:49 (permalink)
I agree with you Jayla, and said so in another thread. Love everything about White Castle.....everything!!!

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RE: Best Fries? 2005/03/17 22:10:57 (permalink)
When made fresh all White Castle Foods taste great !!!
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/03/17 23:42:46 (permalink)
Best fries I've ever had were at a bar called Murff's in Oxford, MS. They were similar to steak fries, but a little smaller. They were light, crispy and perfectly salted. What really amazed me was that every fry on the plate was perfectly cooked! I have never had fries anywjere else I could say that about.
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/04/03 21:32:51 (permalink)
Swanky Franks in Nowalk off Exit 14 195 serve an outstanding hand cut fry, very similiar to Roscoes in Hartford. Jimmies and Turks in West Haven also have excellent hand cut fries as well as wispy crisp onion rings.
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/04/03 22:04:53 (permalink)
A neat little restaurant in Mitchell, Nebraska, population about 1,000. OOPS) Called the Feed Barn, best food I have had in a long time. Fries are cooked in peanut oil, which they change VERY FREQUENTLY

Had some today, yum yum

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RE: Best Fries? 2005/04/03 22:17:32 (permalink)
Dearfolk,
Can't say that I'm a huge lover of fries. Most of 'em I find to be humdrum; I'd rather obtain my excess calories from a more... well... interesting source.
Of all I've ever had, though, I'd have to say that the ones at The Grill at 171 College Avenue here in Athens are among the very best. Served with feta dressing on the side, their fries were good enough to merit a mention in a Playboy Magazine "great college town food" article awhile back.
The other end of the scale would have to be the precut ones that end up tasting more like cellulose than potato. Perhaps they're attempting to cook them for beetles instead of humans... who knows?
I have to concur that fries should ideally be cooked in lard and nothing else. I was once in a place in Iowa that served burgers two ways: 1) with fries, or 2) there's the door. Those fries were unapologetically cooked in 100% pure Iowa lard. I didn't have a burger, but the waitress told me that their fries were the best she'd ever tasted.
Similarly, a friend from the Lancaster area of Pennsylvania tells me that the best potato chips, bar none, are Diefenbach's from Womelsdorf, PA. Of course they're cooked in lard! (I have yet to sample 'em, but I think I know what to expect: melt-in-my-mouth perfection!)
Until I lose some weight, though, all of this is nothing but hyperbole. C'est dommage, and all that pommes-de-terre stuff.
Unfriedly, Ort. Carlton in Krinkle-Kut Athens, Georgia.
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/04/22 21:23:16 (permalink)
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The best fries I've had came from - of all places - Canada. Poutines are heavenly, often fried in beef lard with no regard to cholesterol, fat, or any other distracting health issues.

A poutine is truly a diamond in the rough, since traversing the vast north on Trans Canada 1 presents one with almost nothing worthy of the title "roadfood." Mmm...overdone burgers...

P.j.

Funny. Although I live in Canada, I don't care for poutines at all. Mind you, the only ones I've ever eaten were from fast food chains. Up here, McDonald's used to have poutines (ick), and I recently had one at a burger chain we have here called Harvey's, which tasted exactly like the one I had at Mickey D's several years ago.
Although I'm not all that cultured when it comes to road food (I stick with what I know, which makes one wonder what I'm doing on this site...), my favourite fries are Arby's curly fries. I'm not partial to fries, but I adore these. New York Fries is a good chain, as well.



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RE: Best Fries? 2005/04/22 22:11:08 (permalink)
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Originally posted by sizz_leteen
Although I'm not all that cultured when it comes to road food (I stick with what I know, which makes one wonder what I'm doing on this site...),


Wow, you're the exact opposite of me! So, what are you doing on this site
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/04/22 22:59:24 (permalink)
I had some awesome hand-cut fries the other day in Portland, OR, at a wing place called Fire on the Mountain. Very good wings, as well - about 8 flavors.

I seem to have an infinite fried-potato compartment in me. Have never gotten full or sick of them; the only time I turn them away is when they're too salty and make my mouth hurt.
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/04/22 23:47:04 (permalink)
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Originally posted by sizz_leteen
Although I'm not all that cultured when it comes to road food (I stick with what I know, which makes one wonder what I'm doing on this site...),


Wow, you're the exact opposite of me! So, what are you doing on this site


Hey, I'm still a young 'un; I haven't had enough time to experience all that much road food. I certainly don't live to eat (I eat to live), but it's fun to enjoy treats every once in a while.
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/04/29 17:49:20 (permalink)
Behind Thrasher's (how funny that out of all of the food I've eaten in Baltimore when we lived in northern Virginia, what I remember most about were the fries?!), the best fries ever are behind Section 22 at the Ballpark in Arlington (now Ameriquest Field) at the Garlic Fries stand. Totally sinful, and the kind of food that you bring back to your seat and have people leaning a bit closer to get a whiff, then another, then finally ask where you found them. They're fried then tossed in a garlic-oil/butter mix that's wonderful.

::::sigh:::: Only one Ballpark trip for us this year, and that's since passed already. How sad for me. Not my waistline, though!
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/05/25 12:50:54 (permalink)
Best Fries...Good Topic

Quick Hit fries (quick,easy,& cheap)...McDonald's

Indulgence...Doe's Eat Place Greenville, MS and either Gates BBQ or Arthur Bryants BBQ in KC, MO (maybe b/c of the BBQ sauce to dip with or the sheer ammount especially with Arthur's!)

Quirky (fries with a weird twist)...Gordon Beirsh (sp) Garlic Fries addictive and good.

All around best (trasportation and money aside)...Pommes Frites NYC, hands down the best and closest you can get in America to true Belgian fries. So good it'll make you wanna slap yo mama! (well not really ) When I was there I made a meal out of those potatoes. Best ever!
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/06/02 18:34:25 (permalink)
Actually, Taco Bell in Canada has wonderful, thick fries. I haven't had a fries supreme in about 2 years. I could so go for one, now.
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/06/02 19:05:05 (permalink)
I also go along with others about Thrashers in Ocean City MD, with sharp cheddar chesse sauce. For the Pommes Frites, I suggest Monk's Tavern, on Spruce St in downtown Philly. I don't know how that restaurant has not been written up yet on this website. Absolutely the best food of its kind (burger/bar food) in the city, not to mention over 200 varieties of beer.
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/06/05 22:33:43 (permalink)
Grab your barf bags! I to say it but the best fries I remember are the ones in my old High School cafeteria! Yep, Catholic Central High School in Troy, NY used to cook up a bowl of Ore-Idas, ladel beef gravy over them and sell the lot for 50 cents! It was awesome. Of course, the year after I graduated (1976), the cafeteria was condemned by the board of health. I am not kidding...
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/06/12 12:08:36 (permalink)
We used to race on a lil dirt track in Nazareth Pa (home of Mario Andretti)tucked under a curve of the Pocono International Spdwy, perhaps it was the atmosphere but the infield snack shack served some great fries, no catsup available but there was a pump bottle of malt vinager....
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/07/05 17:15:11 (permalink)
Old School McDonlad Fries are the Best, Lard is Good, mmmmmmmmm. Have to go to Monteral for those now. Red Robin's Steak Fries are Good, and Arby's Curly Fries, when hot they rule.
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/07/05 18:29:40 (permalink)
In my experience, one would be hard pressed to find good fries, let alone great ones north of the Mason Dixon line. It is a hard truth to face, but true nonetheless, Yankees can't fry! Fries are the least of it, Yankees can't fry anything worth eating period.

Boiled, poached, braised, sauteed, baked, roasted; all these things Yankees can do, but fry, forget about it!

I live well above the Mason Dixon line and am deprived of proper fried food unless I make it myself. Thank God for vacations, I always head south where mastery of fried foods is commonplace.
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/07/06 12:53:39 (permalink)
deep fried pickles, deep fried oreos, deep fried milkyways to name a few of the more pervasive foods to be found at southern carnival, fairs and flea markets
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/07/06 15:52:11 (permalink)
The best fries I've had were in Antwerp Belgium. We'd been working near the docks all day in the freezing cold. There was a 'frietenkot' aka road-side fries-cart right in front of us and we'd been watching the owner bringing in the sacks of potatoes, cleaning and cutting them etc etc. This seemed to be going on for ever, but at last he was open for business. Fresh fries twice cooked in ox fat and a dollop of real mayo, it must be at least 25 years ago but I still remember them !

cheers, Leo.

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RE: Best Fries? 2005/07/06 20:08:34 (permalink)
Fries from Five Guys's Burgers & Fries, plain or with Cajun spices.

Also here in Baltimore, Old Bay Fries are a treat as are Old Bay Wings, Old Bay Potato chips, heck we cover everything here in Baltimore with 'O bay. Now chase those Fries down with a 6pack of Natty Boh and some Maryland Blues (Steamed in you guessed it, O Bay) and you have yourself a Maryland slice of Heaven Hon!
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/07/06 20:31:18 (permalink)
The best fries I've ever had are the Garlic Fries at "Raley Field" home of the "River Cats".
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/07/07 00:26:31 (permalink)
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deep fried pickles, deep fried oreos, deep fried milkyways to name a few of the more pervasive foods to be found at southern carnival, fairs and flea markets


Here in Maryland we also have deep fried olives & twinkies, but according to this National Geographic article deep frying everything is a Scottish culinary art ;

"Morrison and Petticrew surveyed around 300 Scottish fast food restaurants that sell Britain's most popular meal: fish and chips (fries). They found 22 percent of these "chip shops" also served deep-fried Mars bars (a Milky Way in the U.S.). Each contains more than 420 calories.

Average sales were 23 bars per week, with some shops selling more than 200 each week. Three-fourths of customers were children.

The researchers found that Mars bars aren't Scotland's only deep-fried specialties, with chip shops also frying up ice-cream, pizza, pineapple rings, pickled eggs, Snicker bars, and bananas.

The deep-fried Mars bar is believed to have originated in the northeast Scottish village of Stonehaven, following a bet struck between a chip shop owner and a customer. "

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RE: Best Fries? 2005/07/09 13:26:28 (permalink)
The best Fries continue to be Nathans even at the Airport locations they stand out.
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RE: Best Fries? 2005/08/13 21:36:20 (permalink)
the best frence fries are of course from fresh poptatoes cut no more than 1 hour before frying.

i have 2 killer ways to cook them

1)cook at the lowest flame possible for 45 minutes ,dump, season with seasalt, and fresh squeesed lime

1)fry at mediem 10 minute drain, st aside for 4 minutes and refry a a hooter temp
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